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  • Louts rob Tyldesley grave

    A GRIEVING mum was devastated to find louts had robbed her son's grave. read more

  • Councillor U-turn on gay outing

    CONDEMNED councillor Joe Fitzgerald has promised not to out fellow homosexual councillors if they don't back his equal opportunities motion. read more

  • Shelters get mixed response

    PLANS to erect 'hang-outs' for bored youths have provoked mixed reactions across South Ribble. read more

  • ICE HOCKEY: Cup double for Hawks

    BLACKBURN fans are in for a rare double header this weekend as the Hawks challenge for the Anglo-Welsh Cup. read more

  • Company director is banned

    VALLI Adam Umarji, of Dodgson Road, Preston, was disqualified from acting as a company director for four years when he appeared in Manchester County Court on September 20. read more

  • Time to do the right thing

    NEXT week city councillors will debate whether or not to hold an inquiry into the sacking of former tourism chief David Christley. Mr Christley, as readers will probably be aware, was unfairly dismissed by the council after he was accused of bullying and harassment and he has requested that members review the way his dismissal was handled. read more

  • Blue bags collected

    MORE than 1,900 tonnes of newspapers and magazines have been recycled in South Ribble in the past year. read more

  • Oasis fan blamed for ruined site

    FURIOUS pensioners have been left without a decent bowling green after a vandal etched a tribute to rock star Liam Gallagher in the turf. read more

  • NON-LEAGUE SOCCER: Smith blow

    COLNE striker Andy Smith, above, looks set to miss the rest of the season after breaking a leg in a freak training accident. read more

  • Drinkers warned of charity con

    TIME is being called on bogus charity collectors who are targeting South Ribble villages, conning cash out on unsuspecting drinkers. read more

  • 10 YEARS AGO: Backing for pitch

    BLACKBURN Rovers had given full backing to the new Techturf pitch at Ewood Park - despite the postponement of their game against Middlesbrough due to waterlogging. read more

  • Clients get what they want

    PEOPLE power is helping improve services in the South Ribble Area. read more

  • COUNTY CRICKET: Lancs delay coach choice

    LANCASHIRE may hang fire on appointing a successor to Peter Sleep as second team captain-coach until they have filled their head coaching vacancy. read more

  • College mourns 'popular student'

    STUDENTS at Preston's university are mourning the death of a popular scholar who was just a year away from completing an honours degree. read more

  • FIVE YEARS AGO: Swimathon a big hit

    A SWIMATHON raised £500 for local charities. read more

  • We've got fast food and 'Kosovo'

    AS a resident of Whitefield, living within a few yards of the now dilapidated Elms Precinct, I would like to express my concerns - to Councillor Boden in particular - over the decline in services and facilities in this area and the apparent lack of interest being displayed by Bury MBC. read more

  • Fly-tip sparks health scare

    DISCARDED syringes and persistent fly-tipping on the Clayton Brook estate, near Preston, could be the start of a major health hazard, according to worried residents. read more

  • Time to remember

    THE leaves of autumn are starting to fall and again the poppy is beginning to bloom. read more

  • Sign up for Elms action

    IN reply to Councillor Derek Boden (Your Letters, Oct 1) I would point out that I am no politician and I am certainly not interested in scoring points against the council over the matter of Elms Precinct. read more

  • Linking the county

    LANCASHIRE County Council and British Telecom are leading the way in delivering information to the county at the touch of a screen or button. read more

  • Bread 'n better for local bakers

    WATERFIELDS bakers just get better and better. read more

  • When will charity begin at home?

    I AM a British citizen and served my country for six and a half years, taking a bullet in the leg in the process. read more

  • 25-year reunion of

    'Chesham Comets' BURY Cycle Speedway club, originally known as Chesham Comets, are 25 years old this month and are planning a race meeting and a grand celebration and reunion on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, October 30. read more

  • More cash to help victims

    A PROJECT that gives training and advice to victims of domestic violence is one of three Preston schemes to attract lottery cash. read more

  • Ambulance crews send out SOS

    AN SOS is being sent out to encourage people to help Lancashire's ambulance crews to save more lives. read more

  • Listen to the people

    ON SEPTEMBER 29, councillors of the Preston Borough Council's policy and resources committee voted against allowing the Muslim Burial and Welfare Society to carry out the feasibility study to adapt the London Road athletic track for Muslim burials. read more

  • Did tree surgeons have permission?

    BARRACKS Lodge Community Association exists to protect and enhance the amenity and environment of the area which focuses on Barracks Lodge and the adjacent open space - our "village green" as we see it. read more

  • Horror site 'an accident waiting to happen'

    A TEENAGER found hanged from a tree in Leyland is believed to have died the night before he was discovered. read more

  • Trouble brews at vicarage

    AN eight foot-tall fence to keep children away from a high voltage electrical site in Bamber Bridge has stirred up trouble at the local vicarage. read more

  • Church visit a revelation

    I TOOK advantage of the offer to attend an 'open day' at St John the Baptist Church, Bircle, on Sunday and what a revelation it proved to be. I received a warm welcome and found a beautiful church. read more

  • Nice little learner!

    TEENAGER Jonathan Thompson won't be worrying about student debt as he starts his degree in Preston - he's worth £2.7 million! read more

  • Plight of homeless

    HOMELESSNESS and the problems facing young people living on the streets was the focus of a gathering in Leyland last week. read more

  • BASKETBALL: Burnley 70 Penwortham 64

    BURNLEY turned out one man short of a full squad at the Thompson Centre in the usual pre-season friendly match against Penwortham. read more

  • Help for young drug users

    A PRESTON-based charity has been given funding for a project to help young homeless drug users and vulnerable people. read more

  • NON-LEAGUE SOCCER: Team news round-up

    CHORLEY midfielder Adam Critchley is out of his side's FA Umbro Trophy tie with Moor Green at Victory Park tomorrow. read more

  • Making friends

    PUPILS at St Mary's RC High School were treated to a day off from the regular timetable on Friday (October 1) to celebrate Friendship Day. read more

  • Facing four counties challenge

    THE Blackpool Borough Indoor Bowls Centre will host the Four Counties Challenge Trophy this Saturday (Oct 9), commencing 10am. read more

  • Laws being flouted

    READING the following items in the local press in the past few weeks has made me wonder if "law-abiding" has taken on a new meaning. read more

  • Dragons fire up for cup

    Rylands 16 West Sutton Dragons 23 read more

  • Exciting future

    BLACKPOOL South MP Gordon Marsden was invited to view exciting new plans for Palatine High School on Monday (October 4). read more

  • Beesley on the mend

    NO-ONE wants to help the Seasiders' cause more than injured defender Paul Beesley. read more

  • Fitting tribute to far-sighted Cyril

    THE president and members of the Accrington Lions Club would like to pay tribute to Cyril Payne, who died last month. read more

  • Heath edge home in derby

    Thatto Heath Crusaders 24 Portico Panthers 22 read more

  • Pupils 'grill' MPs

    YOUNGSTERS from Highfield High School, Blackpool, got the chance to quiz the people in power on Monday (October 4) in a Question Time event hosted by British Telecom. read more

  • Impressive start

    CARLETON A have made an impressive start to the season winning both their matches 8-2, the last against Ansdell Arena A to head the table in the premier division of the Lytham St Annes and District Table Tennis League. read more

  • Real eye-opener

    AS a resident of Hyndburn, I have read that the intention of the new Tory council is to get closer to the people, so to observe that policy, I went along to the policy and resources committee recently. read more

  • 'Sully' earns late call-up

    SAINTS' flying winger Anthony Sullivan has earned a late call-up to the Great Britain party for the Tri-Nations tournament in Australia and New Zealand. read more

  • Hockey round-up

    LYTHAM ST ANNES MENS 1ST XI 5 DEESIDE RAMBLERS 2 read more

  • Revolting behaviour

    I WOULD like to draw the attention of your readers to something that was discovered in St James' Churchyard last week. Someone had smeared human excreta over the lock to the church doors. read more

  • Small-sided soccer leagues update

    IN Division A of the Rossall Sixes League Kings Arms are still the leaders after beating Daniel FC 1-0, while second-placed Holbro had a 1-1 draw with third-placed Supreme Plastics. read more

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